Assistance for people who have been harmed by an unlawful detention

The Prisoner Assistance Act provides victims with numerous opportunities for help in order to be able to claim social compensation.

The Prisoner Assistance Act provides victims with numerous opportunities for help in order to be able to claim social compensation.

The Prisoner Assistance Act regulates financial compensation for persons of German nationality who, in accordance with the World War II was taken into custody for political reasons in the Soviet occupation zone (SBZ) or in the Soviet sector of Berlin or in the states of the Eastern Bloc , as well as for their relatives and survivors.

If a person suffers injury during custody, he or she receives care in analogous application of the provisions of the Federal Supply Act . Survivors also receive benefits if the detention resulted in the death of the detainee.

Related Links

  • § 1 Sec. 2 No. 3 Act on the Affairs of Displaced Persons and Refugees (BVFG)

Rehabilitation certificate

Forms are provided by the countries. There is no online procedure, there is a written form requirement.

Preconditions

Damage to health during detention

Damage to health during detention.

Related Links

  • § 4 Prisoner Assistance Act (HHG)

Responsible for the content
Lower Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Last update or date of publication
17.03.2021